From fireworks to Nash Farm to the Grapevine Vintage Railroad and more, Grapevine is the place to be to celebrate America's birthday! 


Leigh Lyons
Office 817-410-3195/ Cell 817-903-9424


GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (June 27, 2013) From fireworks to Nash Farm to the Grapevine Vintage Railroad and more, Grapevine is the place to be to celebrate America's birthday!

On Wednesday, July 4th, Grapevine celebrates in true patriotic style with the 31st Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza over Lake Grapevine. This nearly 30-minute fireworks extravaganza begins at 9:30 p.m. with great viewing spots located around Lake Grapevine including the Gaylord Texan Resort's parking garage, the Glass Cactus nightclub, other area hotels and a variety of lakeside city parks. Download the music to accompany the show at ( ). And don't forget to check out the Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine held every Friday night now through Labor Day weekend, including Friday, July 5th. This 12-minute show is a Grapevine tradition and fun for the entire family!

Before the fireworks, hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Independence Day trains. On July 4th, enjoy the 1 p.m. route to the Fort Worth Stockyards featuring the Great Train Robberies' group of outlaws and the deputies trying to stop them along the route. This route returns to Grapevine at approximately 5:45 p.m. Or hop aboard in the Stockyards for the Trinity River Run at 2:45 p.m. with an approximate return to the Stockyards at 3:45 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit 705 S. Main St.

Head out to Grapevine's Nash Farm to enjoy the First Fridays at the Farm series Keeping Cool event on July 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Experience how early Texans would keep cool during the hot days of summer. Take part in making and enjoying hand-cranked ice cream, watermelon seed spitting contest, water bucket relay and more. Participation fee is $3 per person and Nash Farm is handicap accessible. Participation fee may be paid online or during the event. No concessions will be available. Visit  for more information. 626 Ball St.

Don't miss Nash Farm's Farmhand Social and Volunteer Recruitment Drive on July 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nash Farm preserves, protects and visually reflects the agricultural heritage of Grapevine with the support of dedicated volunteer Farmhands. Learn how you can become a farmhand! This free event is open to the public and will include hand-cranked ice cream, a watermelon seed spitting competition, water bucket relay, farm equipment auction and much more. Visit for more information. 626 Ball St.

See the stars at Grapevine's Palace Theatre during a showing of Yankee Doodle Dandy on July 6. This American movie classic stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie and Walter Huston. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. and the box office opens at 6:30 p.m. . 300 S. Main St.

Add in some free family fun this July 4th at the Grapevine NASA Blast now through August 25. Experience this free exhibit featuring more than 100 items on loan from NASA. Photographs and exhibits tell the story of how NASA technology affects our everyday lives. Visit  or for more information and a list of upcoming special events, such as the It IS Rocket Science event on July 13. 636 S. Main St.
July 4th weekend is the perfect time for a Grapevine family getaway! With a variety of Grapevine hotel packages and special offers, the entire family will enjoy some of the season's best fun in Texas! To find the perfect hotel option to complete your getaway, visit  and click on the Family Fun section.

For more information about experiencing July 4th or SummerBlast in Grapevine, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185 or visit